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Old 12-21-2012, 09:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I totally agree with you that doing one first (either one) will make it easier to learn the other afterwards. But the OP seems to be asking about learning both or doing both at the same time, and whether that will help either one.
Totally. As a person who learned to ski first the only real advantage it gave me was that I was comfortable sliding around on snow. The two are pretty distinctly different since 4 edges is certainly not the same as 2. I'll say this, my first pow day on a snowboard made me a permanent convert.
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knowing how to skii with a 12 year break before I learned to snowboard. The only thing that I thought was good was I knew how to use the chair properly, riding etiquette and the fundamentals of how a board/edges make you turn
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Great answer! And sorry about posting this on the Music page...I have no clue how I did that. Anyway to fix that?
Fixed it a while ago. It's in General Chat.
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Try skateboarding or wakeboarding in the summer if you want something that will help you progress. I do think being a good mogul skier made me a lot more comfortable with moguls on a snowboard, but that's about it really.
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I heard long boarding is good, I think Donutz gave it a try I'm sure he'll chime in.
Quality time on the slopes is really best
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Yeah, I found longboarding gave more of the feel of snowboarding. Skateboarding is more like park.
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Ok crazy dumb question. I am progressing on snowboarding and have made it my focus. But I have a chance to try skiing (haven't done it since I was 5). Would there be any benefit to my snowboard riding...prob not since I get the concept of edge control but just curious what you all have to say.
i started skiing when i was 4 and did it every year until last year when i started snowboarding at 14. if anything skiing will help with snowboarding but i dont think the other way around.
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Try skateboarding or wakeboarding in the summer if you want something that will help you progress. I do think being a good mogul skier made me a lot more comfortable with moguls on a snowboard, but that's about it really.
Yeah man I Longboard and started to Freebord last year. Just wanted to impress my wife who like to ski. But I am prob not going to do it. I think for now I rather use that money toward other things.
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The only thing you will learn is that there are bones, tendons and muscles in your feet that you never knew you had....and they will all HURT!! You could try hard boot Euro carve
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Yeah, I found longboarding gave more of the feel of snowboarding. Skateboarding is more like park.
You got to try a freebord. It is the closest thing to snowboarding on pavement. It is just awesome but if you fall it hurts lots more than snow and even ice

Honestly if it wasn't for longboarding and freebording I would never have gotten to the point I am at so fast.
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